A Passover Experience for Everyone
Make this year’s Passover uplifting and meaningful by joining us for one or more of our programs.
Women’s Pre-Pesach Gathering
Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Emanu-El Courtyard
Join us for a special gathering with your fellow sisters of Emanu-El. Though this is not a Seder, we will share the evening together with music, mixers, song, dance, chevruta (a little study in partnerships), comedy, desserts and libations. Led by Rabbis Beth Singer and Sydney Mintz and Cantor Marsha Attie.
Passover 101: An Hour of Passover Prep
Thursday, April 7, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, via Zoom
Learn the basics of the Passover Seder and then dive a little deeper into the meaning behind these holiday rituals. Led by Rabbi Ryan Bauer.
Erev Pesach Shabbat Service
Friday, April 15, 6:00 – 6:30 pm, Reuben Rinder Chapel
Join us for a short Erev Pesach Shabbat Service with Kaddish in the Reuben Rinder Chapel. Led by Rabbi Jonathan Singer. This service will not be livestreamed.
Special Passover Torah Study
Saturday, April 16, 9:15 – 10:15 am, via Zoom
Join Rabbi Jonathan Singer virtually for this special Passover-focused Torah Study and discussion.
Family Passover Experience – BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Mountain Lake Park 11th Ave. Meadow
We are offering Emanu-El families an intimate and sweet opportunity to gather! Observe the reflective and communal aspect of Pesach by taking a moment of rest and relishing in the simcha (joy) of being back in person. Bring your family, a picnic and your coziest blankets to join in kehillah (community) for a low-key get together between seders, with the acoustic stylings of our very own Cantors Luck and Attie.
Coloring pages and crayons will be provided!
A Passover Evening Out!
with Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary
Come for a screening of the hysterical western, The Frisco Kid. Centered on the unlikely friendship between a rabbi (Gene Wilder) and an outlaw (Harrison Ford), The Frisco Kid presents a captivating midrash about our temple’s first rabbi and his journey across the Old West.
Arrive at 7:00 pm for a Passover nosh in the courtyard, including desserts, wine, soft drinks and mingling. Then, watch the film in the Martin Meyer Sanctuary at 7:30 pm.
Yizkor Memorial Service
Friday, April 22, 5:15 – 5:45 pm, Martin Meyer Sanctuary & Livestream
Everyone is invited to participate in this beautiful Jewish tradition of Remembering. Led by Rabbi Beth Singer with music by Cantor Marsha Attie and accompanists. This service will be livestreamed on our website.
Emanu-El is proud to promote our community partners’ Passover programming:
Celebrate Passover at Camp Newman!
Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17
Camp Newman is hosting a festive and interactive Seder on the second night of Passover. Check-in opens at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 16, and the Seder will begin at 5:00 pm. On Sunday, those staying overnight can enjoy breakfast, a few fun camp activities such as art, archery, or frisbee on the upper field (or just relaxing) and lunch before heading home at 1:00 pm.
Registration is available for Seder-Only experience or for Seder + overnight accommodations.
JFCS’ Passover Celebration — Finding Freedom in Uncertain Times
Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 pm, via Zoom
Join Jewish Family and Children’s Services in celebrating the ancient story of Passover and experience its power to bring freedom and hope for navigating through our time of uncertainty. Connecting our community in the San Francisco Bay Area, with friends and guests around the world, Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, BCC, Director of JFCS’ Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine, and Rabbi Daniel Isaacson, Director of JFCS’ Spiritual Care Services, will bring us together virtually to celebrate the power of Passover.
JFCS Seder Sacks for Those in Need
Click here or click the image above to lift up local seniors and families this Passover.
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